The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 8° N — Longitude: 10° E
Area: 923,768 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: NG
Measures of Freedom
2019: 6.28, Rank: 123, Personal Freedom: 5.79, Economic Freedom: 6.97
2014: 6.45, Rank: 113
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 48, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 5
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nigeria" as of 18 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.